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Lean Leadership

Developing and maintaining a competitive advantage in the business environment.


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One of the key challenges faced in the current business environment is developing and maintaining a competitive advantage. Where this course differs from other lean training courses in this field is that it also focuses on the skills of Lean Leadership. It emphasises building the knowledge necessary for leaders to implement and sustain a Lean culture by connecting these tools with the underlying mindsets and behaviours required of people.

Who should attend

This thought-provoking course is suitable for leaders who are interested in creating greater efficiency within their company and leading others through the Lean process.

5 days

London | £3600
Dubai | $4400


Why Introduce Lean?

  • How to increase customer satisfaction to gain repeat business
  • Identify and reduce waste – shorter lead times, lower costs
  • Improved profitability, process control and utilisation of resources
  • Companywide teamwork - breaking down functional barriers
  • Seven wastes of Lean Leadership

Introduction – Setting the Scene - “What Lean Means for Business?”

  • Introduction to Lean – What is lean management all about?
  • Definitions – Jargon Busting
  • Managing objections and practising 'respectful' management
  • Breaking down functional barriers and ‘silo’ management structures

Lean Tools – An Overview – Looking at the Tools and the Impact They Have

  • 7 Wastes
  • 5S and visual factory
  • Kanban
  • Cellular manufacturing
  • Zero Quality Control, Source Inspection & Poka Yoke
  • Jidoka
  • Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Lean office
  • Value stream mapping

People – “Winning the Hearts and Minds”

  • How to create a lean environment from disorder and chaos
  • Gemba and Sensei Walks
  • Responsibility, accountability and ownership - 10 lean doctrines
  • How to bring about a lean environment by effective communication

How to Build a Lean Culture by Utilising Self-managing, Empowered Teams

  • Sustainable problem-solving techniques
  • Initiating Kaizen and Kaikaku (Kaizen Blitz) activities - making it work for your business
  • Utilising alliances with third parties
  • Getting the 'cynics' on board the programme

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Comprehend the lean tools available to their business
  • Recognise ‘waste’ and non-value added activities throughout their organisations' processes and their leadership practices
  • Generate diagnostic value stream maps for their own processes
  • Appreciate standardised work plays in an organisation
  • Re-enforce the lean message on a daily basis
  • Create and then sustain a lean programme
  • Leadership
  • Lean Leadership

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